The Wisdom Of Dave Trott.
1) Don't define yourself by your department.
2) Being professional means being objective.
3) People must notice the advertising (words that never appear in the brief).
4) It's all about Bernbach's "Timeless Human Truths".
5) Branding: being unable to repeat the ad without naming the product.
6) You don't need twelve housewives from Slough.
7) Ads don't run on the boardroom table.
Photo by Nicole Yershon, shoulder by me.